About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Jun
22
Tue
10:00 am Cut the Cord: Breaking Away From...
Cut the Cord: Breaking Away From...
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cut the Cord: Breaking Away From Cable @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Tired of high cable bills? Learn how to stream TV & break away from cable. Ages: 18+   No Registration
2:00 pm Barnyard Discoveries
Barnyard Discoveries
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Barnyard Discoveries @ Washington District Library- Main Library North End of Parking Lot
Come pet the farm animals of Barnyard Discoveries! No registration required. All ages are welcome.
2:00 pm Craft Along – Beach Slime
Craft Along – Beach Slime
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Craft Along - Beach Slime @ Facebook Live
Join Cassie from the Youth Services Department, for a Facebook LIVE crafting event. She will walk you through how to create this week’s kid craft, Beach Slime. Craft Kit Pick-Up is Monday, June 21 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. If you were not able to get a kit, a list of materials and instructions[...]
4:00 pm Teen Paint Pour
Teen Paint Pour
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teen Paint Pour @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Select your colors and make a unique painting as we learn how to paint pour! Ages:12-18 Registration Required. Call (309)444-2241 to register.
Jun
24
Thu
9:30 am Baby Bounce
Baby Bounce
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Baby Bounce @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Join Miss Ali for songs and rhymes for babies and caregivers in person or on Facebook. Intended for ages 0-24 months. Space is limited; first come first serve. Note: Please keep non-participating children and extra caregivers to a minimum as space is limited due to COVID restrictions. Extras are welcome to wait in the children’s[...]
2:00 pm Craft Along – Funfetti Mug Cake
Craft Along – Funfetti Mug Cake
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Craft Along - Funfetti Mug Cake @ Facebook Live
Join Emily from the Teen Librarian, for a Facebook LIVE crafting event. She will walk you through how to create this week’s teen craft, a Funfetti Mug Cake. Craft Kit Pick-Up is Monday, June 21 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. If you were not able to get a kit, a list of materials and[...]
6:00 pm Tween/Teen Thursday- Color Wars
Tween/Teen Thursday- Color Wars
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tween/Teen Thursday- Color Wars @ Washington District Library- North End of Main Library Parking Lot
Join Miss Cassie & Miss Emily outside on the north side of the building for a color war. There will be color powder, 4 way Color Dodgeball, and a Giant Rainbow Slip n Slide! Messy clothes/swimsuit is recommended. Registration is required. Ages: 9-18 Call (309)444-2241 to register.
6:30 pm Cut the Cord: Breaking Away From...
Cut the Cord: Breaking Away From...
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cut the Cord: Breaking Away From Cable @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Tired of high cable bills? Learn how to stream TV & break away from cable. Ages: 18+   No Registration
Jun
25
Fri
9:00 am One-on-One Tech Help
One-on-One Tech Help
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
One-on-One Tech Help @ Washington District Library - Sunnyland Branch
Have a question about eBooks, devices or computers?  Stop in and we can help!  First come, first serve availability. WDL cardholders can contact Erin for individual appointments, just call (309)444-2241.